Tapua Labrador Retrievers DNSW# 2100049053
Woodstock, New South Wales
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Hi, I'm Pauline G.
Tapua Labradors are located in Central West NSW. I have been a financial member of DNSW since 1986. Our priorities are to breed Labs that will serve their owners and become operational is what ever job they are chosen for. The majority of our puppies are purchased for autism support, PTSD support, Medical alert - epilesy and diabetes, biosecurity and scent detection. We focus on a balanced ,moderate style of Lab who conforms to the breed standard and behaviorally, is an all-rounder. Epitomizing the intelligence, loyalty and versatility of this breed. Our dogs have strong retrieval drive, focus and a 'switch off ability' so they can settle and be the gentle loving Labs we all know and love. We have an open kennel policy where we encourage potential puppy buyers to contact us and visit our kennels.
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Last checked on 8 October 2020
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Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
All our litters experience Early Neurological Stimulation, sound desensitization and are raised in an enriched environment. After being whelped inside the house, puppies transition to sleep in Kindy 1 (K1) in an insulated/sealed concrete and fibro building; with an enclosure space of 13m x 20m. Sound desensitisation is continued with tapes, and pups continue their socialisation within this environment. Pups will then transition to Kindy…
All breeding stock have full Certified DNA Profiles, covering all known diseases, traits and the three colours known to Labradors - our lines do not carry the dilute colour gene. All pups are vaccinated with C3ii , wormed with an all wormer at 2,4,6,&.8 weeks and micro-chipped. We live in a tick & flea and heartworm free area.
Puppies are whelped in a fully insulated room inside the house which is air conditioned. Pups remain in the controlled environment until they are 4-5 weeks, experiencing ENS & sound desensitization before being transitioned to K1 to continue their socialisation and enrichment outdoors. Pups alternate daily from K1 to K2 daily until they leave. Our pups are highly socialised to people and have robust temperaments.
Included with our puppies
All pups leaving our property are linked with a trainer, have 6 week puppy insurance, a puppy pack including food and a blanket as well as ANKC papers, microchip and vaccination papers.
Tapua Labrador Retrievers DNSW# 2100049053 conducts 5 out of 5 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Labrador Retriever.
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a genetic condition mainly affecting Retrievers and Spaniels.…
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Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) is a genetic condition that can affect Labradors. It causes…
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration…
Tapua Labrador Retrievers DNSW# 2100049053 conducts 12 additional tests available for the Labrador Retriever.
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) is genetic disease that causes extreme muscle weakness after just a short amount of exercise. It can result in puppies or dogs who collapse after only five to thirty minutes of exercise. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Canine Elliptocytosis is a rare genetic disease causing the red blood cells to be abnormally elliptical in shape, rather than round. It generally does not cause a clinical problem to affected dogs, but puppies may be mildly anaemic and smaller than others. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Centronuclear myopathy (CNM), is a genetic muscle disease that occurs in Labradors. A DNA test is available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
This condition mainly affects Newfoundlands although other breeds can be affected. It is a genetic condition which results in the production of kidney and bladder stones. There is a DNA test available to confirm that breeding dogs are not carrying this condition.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Hyperuricosuria (HUU) is a genetic disease that causes a build-up of uric acid in the urine, predisposing to painful bladder and kidney stones. It can occur in a range of breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a rare genetic condition that causes adverse reactions to anaesthetic drugs. It results in the body rapidly overheating and is sometimes fatal. There is now a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Macular Corneal Dystrophy (MCD) is a rare genetic eye disease that has been identified in Labradors. It causes cloudy eyes and potential vision impairment. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) is an inherited muscle disease causing severe, progressive muscle atrophy in puppies. Affected puppies are small and lack coordination. Within weeks, the puppies may have difficulty holding their head up or standing and may collapse after exertion. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.
Narcolepsy is a genetic disease which causes affected animals to fall asleep suddenly following periods of excitement, such a feeding or play. These dogs might collapse and appear drowsy or might completely fall asleep. They usually grow out of the condition after about one year of age. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKD) is a genetic disorder resulting in low levels of an energy-producing enzyme in the body. Affected dogs can experience lethargy, exercise intolerance and severe anaemia. There is a DNA available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Skeletal Dysplasia is an inherited form of dwarfism which causes the leg bones to grow much shorter than is proportional for the body. Affected legs will be short and slightly bowed outwards. Often the forelimbs are more affected than the hindlimbs, which can make the condition more difficult to spot in subtle cases. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
About the breeder
A little about us
Hi, I'm Pauline, and together with my husband Pete, we've been breeding ANKC registered Labradors under our Tapua Prefix since 2007, I have been a member of Dogs NSw since 1986. We specialise in the breeding of Assistance and performance dogs. We both have a professional background in AOD and disabilities.
Why we got involved in breeding
In 2007, my husband and I established our TAPUA prefix and commenced breeding Labrador Retrievers. Our priority is to breed dogs who have strong retrieval ability and drive, solid temperament, type and intelligence. We are most proud of our service, assistance and scent-detection dogs, 100 of which are operational in their jobs. The vast majority of the pups we breed are operational in the fields of biosecurity, drug & explosive detection, PTSD or autism support, medical alert or mobility assistance.
Our special touch
Our lines are bred to be intelligent and have a job. While we have good looking dogs with show or breeding potential, the majority of our dogs go to service homes. We have bred more than 100 autism support, scent detection, truffle hunting, and PTSD dogs, competition obedience and gundog retrieval dogs - we are proud that out dogs have a purposeful life. We rarely have pups available for companion/pet homes
NSW BIN#B000620014 Victorian Source #
Dogs NSW (ANKC)
1991 ANKC # 200049053